Friday, January 8, 2010

Taman Mini kicks off Museum Festival

Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII) theme park launched the 2010 Museum Festival on Friday, aiming at increasing the public’s interest in visiting museums and learning about the country's culture and history.

The whole-year festival, also held as a part of the government-initiated 2010 Visit Museum Year program, offer visitors various programs, including workshops, seminars, talk shows and book fairs, run regularly in all of TMII's 17 museums.

"We hope this event will attract more and more people to once again put museums as one of their tourism destination options," TMII president director Sugiono told reporters Friday.

Among the most famous museums in TMII are the Museum of Indonesia, the Museum of Information, the Museum of Science and Technology and the Bayt Al-Quran Museum.

During the festival, TMII will offer a 50 percent discount off the entrance fee for visitors.

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